Sandpaper Quartering Jig in Action

As I was finishing the little Side Table, I used my last piece of 220 sandpaper.  That may not sound like a big deal to most of you, but it meant something to me.  A little over two years ago I purchased a twenty sheet pack of 220grit sandpaper, quartered the sheets and stored them in a little holder ala. Paul Sellers.  So eighty quarter sheets of sandpaper has lasted me over two years.  Not too bad.

The gaping hole where the 220 used to reside.


Back when I purchased that twenty sheet box of sandpaper I also put together a little jig for quickly and consistently quartering the full-size sheets.  I didn’t come up with the idea, but can’t remember where I saw it on the internet.  Anyway, I sketched up some plans back then and put this little jig together.



Is this jig a necessity?  Heck no, but it makes quick work of the task and provides about ten minutes of meditative activity to boot.



Greg Merritt

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8 Responses to Sandpaper Quartering Jig in Action

  1. Randall says:

    I really like the chisel rack. How do you think that design would work standing up in a cabinet door ?

  2. Bob Easton says:

    THANKS Greg!
    While I hate sanding, I dislike even more dulling tools to cut the stuff into smaller sheets. An old box cutter with a rusty blade is kept for this sole purpose. Now, it can become more lonely. 🙂

  3. Dave says:

    Hi Greg,
    Love the jig!!
    Since the pressure is upwards against the blade, could you put a small bevel the area under the center section for easier loading ?

  4. I have seen a lot of these sandpaper jigs over the years but yours is the first that makes sense. It is efficient and minimizes the contortions required to get 4 equal pieces of paper. The only suggestion I have is to use a #6 or 8 metal washer vice the paper shims.

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